So What (George Russell album)

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So What
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Live album by George Russell & The Living Time Orchestra
Released 1987
Recorded June 18, 1983
Genre Jazz
Length 38:49
Label Blue Note
Producer George Russell
George Russell chronology
The African Game
So What
New York
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

So What is a live album by George Russell released on the Blue Note label in 1987, featuring performances by Russell with his Living Time Orchestra recorded in 1983 in Boston.[2] The Allmusic review by Richard S. Ginell awarded the album 3 stars and states "These tracks were recorded at the same Boston church concert that yielded The African Game, and Russell's Living Time Orchestra responds with the same kick and enthusiasm, although the musicians' individual solo turns aren't terribly startling... further evidence of Russell's (mixed?) desire to come to terms with the idioms of his time".[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by George Russell except as indicated
  1. "So What" (Miles Davis) - 7:57
  2. "Time Spiral" - 6:27
  3. "Rhymes" (Carla Bley) - 5:13
  4. "War Gewesen" (David Baker) - 19:23
  • Recorded live at Emmanuel Church, Boston, Massachusetts, June 18, 1983.



  1. ^ Allmusic Review
  2. ^ George Russell discography accessed 12 November 2009.
  3. ^ Ginell, R. S. Allmusic Review accessed 12 November 2009.